Gov & Administrative Law Questions & Answers

Q: i live in tennessee and i am currently on probation for a minor weed charge. can i get into trouble for smoking cbd?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Yes because the CBD might place THC in your system. A Probation Officer or the Judge might require a Urinalysis which you would probably fail and violate Probation.

Q: If my 4 yr old grandson stated his two uncles made him drink beer is that grounds to be removed from my daughters home

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Family Law and Business Law for New York on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
Forcing a child to drink beer can certainly be considered endangering the welfare of a child and can thus be a basis for the petition.

Q: My spouse had a baby while we were broken up

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
You can certainly file a petition to increase your child support, and it doesn't sound like you have anything to lose by doing so. Doesn't seem like your child support will go *down* in any case. As to your last question, maybe . . .

Give it a shot. Best of luck to you.

Q: with regard to the recording of phone conversations, does the calling party state consent law apply to the call?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Each state has statutes controlling the issue of whether their citizens can or cannot record conversations of other people without informing the other parties; the federal rule is that recordings are legal if only one party consents. You should consult a Kansas lawyer.

Q: Is there a timeline to serve the citation? How long does a department has to serve a citation from date of violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
William John Light's answer
Unclear what is happening here, such as: who issued the citation; what is the violation specified on the citation, etc. However, your smog inspector may know the answer to your questions. If there is a legal remedy you are seeking, you will need to consult with an attorney for an evaluation of your specific case.

Q: My son is 17 of color and a corcasan student picked up his calculator and broke it my son pick up his cellphone and did

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Texas on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yes, a 17 year old is considered an adult for criminal law purposes, so your son can be prosecuted under the facts you describe. Start calling local lawyers. Good luck.

Q: Can a city reimburse council members for purchase of concert tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Q: The regional manager DIR called me to say she instructed personal from the commissioner office not to address me anymore

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

don't you have a private lawyer protecting your interests? if not do so asap

Q: Could not find w2. Went to a site entered in last paycheck info to get one. Now it does not match actual w2 after sent?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Seth Meyerson's answer
Is there a substantial difference? If there is, amend your tax return. If not, it is hardly fraud.

Q: Oklahoma will not recognize "will" because it was never probated in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
If funds are with the unclaimed property division & the total value is under $10k you may be able to use their affidavit process. But keep in mind that once production begins there oil company will probably make probate a title requirement before they release royalty payments.

Q: Can I demand to see the results of a ballot scan after voting?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Charles M. Baron's answer
The poll workers cannot access the votes, and there would be no way to confirm how you voted, since all votes are anonymous. You can check ALL recorded votes by submitting a public records request to your county elections department. After a certain point in time, all of those paper ballots will become part of the public records.

Q: My license was resonantly suspended due to an EZ pass bill.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
Melvin Alanson Heard's answer
I am sorry that your received a summons to appear in court for the criminal charge of operating with a suspended license. Heard Law Office is happy to advise you free of charge. Contact us directly at 617-631-3237 or melvin@heardlawoffice.com.

In Massachusetts, under MGL c. 90 s. 23, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license carries the following potential penalties: 

10 days in jail

$500 fine (minimum) up to $1,000 fine

60 day license loss...

Q: My b/f turned18 this year, I’m16. We been dating for about a year. Our parents allow us. Can he get in trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Yes he can be prosecuted. Somebody will get jealous or mad, and will then turn him in. You will be pressured by the authorities.

Q: Does the Suffolk County Dept. of Social Services have the right to take money from my SSI? Further discussion is needed

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Jonathan David Warner's answer
Under some circumstances, the answer is "yes" - but only with respect to child support, income taxes, criminal restitution, or Social Security overpayments. Give them a call and ask them about it - they'll at least be able to let you know to whom the debt is owed. There have been circumstances where I've been able to negotiate a release of the garnishment, based upon a debtor's financial hardship.

Consult with an attorney in your area regarding this matter.

Good luck!

Q: What's the max jail time for poss. of ammunition?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
NEED MORE INFO

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY LAWYER TO SELL THAT HE (A FELON) JUST FOUND THE BULLETS..............MINUTES B/F STOP.......NOT VERY LIKELY..............THOUGH POSSIBLE.

EVERY JUDGE SENTENCES DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THE FACTS. THE CURRENT LAWYER IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO SHARE THAT INFO

SOMETIMES A CLIENT INTERPRETS A PD AS NOT BEING HELPFUL WHEN S/HE IS TRY TO SAVE YOU FROM GOING TO TRIAL ON A CASE THAT IS UNLIKELY TO BE WON AND THUS HAVE THE CLIENT SUFFER A MORE...

Q: I'm trying to find the law which creates dllr police

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Are you referring to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation? It’s an administrative agency, established by legislative enactment, and given authority to promulgate regulations to carry out its legislative mandate. Agency regulations appear in a separate repository than the statutory code. Most agencies post links to both their statutory authority and to their regulations on their website. They typically do not have their own police department, but sometimes they do, and that would...

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